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Fileteado is a popular and decorative art typical of Buenos Aires. Its streamlined shapes are intensely colored and painted so as to create the feeling of volume. Flowers, ribbons, acanthus leaves, dragons, and birds are common features of the art form, combined with sayings and pictures of popular characters. Fileteado was born in the cart factories of Buenos Aires in the early twentieth century. It was a decorative activity spontaneously developed by the masters of this craft, until it gradually turned into a pictorical genre. It was also used on trucks and public transport until the 1970s, when it began to have a more widespread use.